Narrative Medicine Journals and Resources
In our low res MFA program at Dominican University we have an optional track in Narrative Medicine. This is broadly conceived as writing about health and healing. I am often sharing recourses with writers interested in this field, so I’ll share some here.
These journals are devoted to literary writing about health and healing:
The Healing Muse: https://www.upstate.edu/bioethics/thehealingmuse/
Ars Medica: https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal
The Examined Life Journal: http://theexaminedlifejournal.com/
Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine: http://www.theintima.org/
Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities: https://hekint.org/
Bellevue Literary Review: A Journal of Humanity of Human Experience: https://blreview.org
These websites support and promote writing about health and healing:
Our Heart Speaks is a website devoted to sharing patient stories.
The Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine is an international forum to connect poetry and medicine.
There is a Health Humanities Listserve run by the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. It has all sort of postings of events and opportunities related to Narrative Medicine. Sign up here.
Check out Dominican Professor Joan Baranow’s documentary film, Healing Words
Narrative Medicine podcasts based in live storytelling: The Nocturnists and The Human Doctor.